PHOTO CAPTION (from left): Pam Busiek, ICMAD; Ian Ginsburg, ICMAD and C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries; Carol Hamilton, L’Oréal USA and Lewis Farsedakis, Blinc

The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) named its 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards Tuesday night at an exclusive ceremony in Battery Gardens. The winning brands for innovation, packaging and advertising excellence were selected by experts in beauty, design and marketing, including Ron Robinson, former cosmetics chemist and founder of; Maria Corbiscello, president of creative beauty concept firm Studio MC²; Jerome Bérard of Bérard Associates consultants; David Lyon, executive director at Syntex NYC; and Laura Kenney, editor in chief of

A keynote was delivered by Carol Hamilton, President, Luxury Products Division, L’Oréal USA, wherein she announced the winners and spoke about how they will have the opportunity to participate in the second annual CITY 2013 Beauty Trunk Show, “a nationwide event from August 18 to August 30 that will serve as a launch pad to showcase blockbuster products to an even bigger audience.” Participating retailers include:, Ron Robinson Apothia, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel, Peninsula Beauty, Browne Apothecary and Fred Segal. Here, a list of the winners:

Product Innovation

• Color Cosmetics: ECRU Lifestyle Beauty/BeautyADDICTS ShowOFF Mascara
• Skin care Face: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum

• Bath & Body: Your Body Scrubber/Daily Concepts
• Product Fragrance: Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob

• Product Hair care: Oribe Haircare Gold Lust


Package Design Innovation

• Color Cosmetics: Blinc Ultrathin Eyeliner Pen

• Skin care Face: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream with Stand & Brush

• Bath, Body and Hair care: Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion

• Package Fragrance: Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob


Marketing/Advertising Innovation

• Print: Cosmetic Insurance Services Not a Time of Loss
• Social Media: NYX Cosmetics 2012 Face Award
• Grass Roots Marketing: The Elixery Dessa Lipstick


Member’s Choice Product

• Classic Cosmetics Jelly Eye Shadow


Member’s Choice Package Design

• Crafting Beauty Hayari Goldy